After receiving a vinyl release for Record Store Day, psych-rock supergroup Anywhere’s sophomore album, Anywhere II, is now available digitally. Subscribers of Apple Music and Spotify can stream it below.
A collaborative project between Bay Area musician Christian Eric Beaulieu, The Mars Volta’s Cedric Bixler Zavala, and a veritable slew of dignified guests, Anywhere’s latest slice of shambling, peripatetic psychedelia serves as a follow-up to the band’s 2012 self-titled LP.
Spread across the album’s ten tracks are Minutemen alum Mike Watt, Melvins’ Dale Crover, Devendra Banhart collaborator Gregory Rogove, and Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, who here plays the accordion. Other guests represent a number of beloved west coast acts, including Comets on Fire, Earthless, Sleepy Sun, Victims Family, and Golden, among several others. Also on hand is singer Naima Mora, who also won America’s Next Top Model back in 2005. It’s the Hollywood Vampires, but for acid heads.
In a press release, the band describes itself as having “evolved into an expansive, bizarrely curated cavalcade of A-list psychedelic exhibitionists from all parts California, and a few world famous musicians playing non-famous instruments, all arranged and overseen by a mostly unknown, humble guitar playing surfer dude.”
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Anywhere II Tracklist:
01. Bone Flute Blues
02. Light The Portals
03. Moon Burnt Mountain
04. Sunset Ruins
05. No French Quarter
07. Flamenco Youth
08. Astro Physical Graffiti
10. End of the West (Bonus Track)